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In the Forest
In the Forest | Edna O'Brien
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Michen O'Kane, who was born with a killer instinct, unleashes his murderous rage along the countryside of western Ireland, drawing innocent victims into the forest of his twisted fantasies.
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Henrik_Madsen
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The novel is a chilling story inspired by an actual crime in 1994. A disturbed young man is releashed from prison and murders a woman, her child and a priest. It is well-written but also heartbreaking as O‘Brien shows how society let Mich down - he is horribly abused in institutions - and fails to protect innocent people when he is released. Hard but rewarding read. #1001books

CafeMom I haven't read this one but I enjoyed another book of hers on the list. 5mo
Henrik_Madsen @CafeMom I look forward to her other books - especially the Country Girls series. I really like her courage in dealing with the unpleasant sides of society. 5mo
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Henrik_Madsen
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Travelling back from Ireland yesterday - and in gold company with one of my purchases. It is a grim and troubling book about how boys are hurt and how they bring havoc when they become men.

CafeMom I like this author. 6mo
BarbaraBB Hi Henrik! I ‘know‘ you from the 1001 books group on LibraryThing! I am Simone2 over there and not as active as I used to be since I discovered Litsy. So I am happy to follow you here! 6mo
Henrik_Madsen Hej Barbara / Simone. Good to see you here. I too am a bit torn between Litsy and Librarything. They have different strengths but at least for cataloguing purposes Librarything is indespensable. I have been a bit off the 1001 train lately (study, work, needing some lighter reads etc.) but I look forward to get going again. 6mo
BarbaraBB @Henrik_Madsen Yes, LT is still my catalogue and I write some review there but I prefer Litsy for all the bookish posts and that it is so low key. 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘m off the 1001 train a bit too by the way. I am more in the mood for contemporary fiction at the moment! 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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This is the true story of a triple murder in Ireland in the 90s. O'Brien's writing style is such, that she describes the most horrifying and scaring scenes with a flatness that makes them extra creepy. The fact that she also writes from the point of view of the murderer (O'Kane, a young man who was neglected and abused in his youth and afterwards starts to hear voices) make that I somehow feel sorry for him. #1001books

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In the Forest | Edna O'Brien
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In the forest,
The mist-filled path,
A tower of thorns.
Shadow fell.
Quiet.
#marchintoreading #spinepoetry

EllieDottie I love it! 3y
Sace ❤️ 3y
GypsyKat Excellent! 3y
Texreader This is perfect!! 3y
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